Classic rosters chock full of talent
Prep Boys Basketball

Classic rosters chock full of talent

QUINCY -- If there is one common bond shared by the boys basketball players who will represent Illinois and Missouri in the 36th annual McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic, it's their winning pedigree. Eight of the 10 Illinois players were part of teams...

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Ash considers opportunity to coach Tigers 'very humbling'

CANTON, Mo. -- Cody Ash knows the kind of expectations that come with coaching the Canton boys basketball program. "That program does nothing but win," he said. It's not all that different than Payson Seymour, where he spent the past seven seasons...

Pazanin leaves QHS to pursue college coaching opportunity
Prep Girls Basketball

Pazanin leaves QHS to pursue college coaching opportunity

QUINCY -- Martin Pazanin wasn't going to leave the Quincy High School girls basketball program for any college coaching job. There had to be opportunity to grow as a coach and learn more about the game. Culver-Stockton College men's basketball coach...

JWCC's Miller chooses to continue career at Indianapolis
Men's College Basketball

JWCC's Miller chooses to continue career at Indianapolis

QUINCY -- The more college campuses he visited in search of the right fit to continue his basketball career, the more Cory Miller Jr. came to a stark but necessary conclusion. This decision wasn't as much about basketball as it was life beyond the game.

Changes to be embraced as QU women's basketball program strives to rebound
Women's College Basketball

Changes to be embraced as QU women's basketball program strives to rebound

QUINCY -- Jeni Garber knows. The 18 victories the Quincy University women's basketball program accumulated the past three seasons aren't enough. It falls far below the standard she and her two predecessors created over a 15-year span in which the Hawks...

Trail Blazers' Miller earns All-American honor
Men's College Basketball

Trail Blazers' Miller earns All-American honor

QUINCY -- When John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt looked at Cory Miller Jr.'s complete body of work, he figured some national recognition was coming. "His stat line is worthy of being an All-American," Hoyt said. The fact Miller c

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Field set for Blue Devils' Thanksgiving feast

It's time to empty the notebook as spring moves into full swing ... qqq The field for the 48th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament is set. The QHS boys basketball team will welcome Chicago Leo, Lutheran North and Waukegan to Blue Devil Gym...

College notebook: C-SC's Johnson earns honorable mention All-American
Men's College Basketball

College notebook: C-SC's Johnson earns honorable mention All-American

Mike Johnson's do-it-all mentally made him one of the toughest players to defend in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. It made him one of the best players in the NAIA as well. Johnson, a senior guard on the Culver-Stockton College...

Flanagan's double all-state honor highlights area contingent
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Flanagan's double all-state honor highlights area contingent

Kennedy Flanagan earned a rare double-double. A 6-foot senior forward on the Highland girls basketball team and Western Illinois University signee was the only player in Missouri to garner all-state honors and academic all-state plaudits...

Second-half struggles leave Trail Blazers in sixth
Men's College Basketball

Second-half struggles leave Trail Blazers in sixth

DANVILLE, Ill. -- As John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt continued to replay the second half in his head, he came to one logical conclusion for how things played out. "That's just a really good team," he said of Milwaukee Area Tech